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Gender equality

UNICEF at the 57th Session of the CSW

The 57th session of the CSW, held in New York on 4-15 March 2013, focused on the priority theme of ‘Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.’ In preparation for the session, to contribute to a full understanding of issues related to prevention of violence against women and girls and to assist the Commission in its deliberations, UN-Women, in collaboration with UNICEF, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), UNFPA, UNDP and WHO convened an Expert Group Meeting on prevention of violence against women and girls, on 17 to 20 September 2012 in Bangkok. 

A series of video clips capturing the discussions and perspectives of experts gathered there were produced by UNICEF, UN-Women, UNFPA and UNDP which can be found below.
The clips are on the following themes:

  1. Prevention of violence in different environments
  2. Changing social norms, attitudes, beliefs and practices that condone violence
  3. Implementation of prevention strategies and holistic approaches in low resource settings
  4. The role of education in the prevention of violence against women and girls
  5. The legal framework for the prevention of violence against women
  6. Data collection, monitoring and evaluation for the prevention of violence
  7. Engaging men and boys and youth

Theme 1

Theme 2
Social Norms

Theme 3
Holistic Approach

Theme 4

Theme 5
Legal Framework

Theme 6
Monitoring & Evaluation


Theme 7
Men and Boys




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